Built in the early 1900s to transport goods and people through the mountainous terrain, Puffing Billy Railway is Australia’s oldest steam railway and it chugs through the stunning Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia.
Puffing Billy Railway has since become a beloved tourist attraction in Victoria, offering you a chance to step back in time as you sit on the sill of the open-side carriage and have your legs dangling in the air; it is a one-in-your-lifetime experience.
You’ll never run out of kids-friendly activities in Australia and Puffing Billy Railway is one of the day trips near Melbourne that you should go for.
Tip: book your tickets in advance, and read all the tips in this guide before taking Puffing Billy Railway near Melbourne.
Switzerland is Heaven on Earth. Switzerland is beyond beautiful. Switzerland is forever and always our favourite holiday destination.
No amount of time spent in Switzerland is ever enough; there is just so much to explore. While the city is quiet and peaceful in its own way, the countryside is what we love. Of mountains and lakes, ski slopes and charming villages, Switzerland is a travel destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
To add on, Switzerland has the lowest crime rates in the world, making it even more attractive as a destination. It is also very pet-friendly, and you would see many locals bringing their dogs along with them just about anywhere.
Whether you are after a ski trip of your lifetime, a sports trip to feed your inner dare-devil, or a respite in the villages, Switzerland has it all. If it is going to be your first trip, this basic guide will help you get started and perhaps make your planning slightly easier.
Buttery, flaky and absolutely delicious, a good croissant is a real treat. This classic French pastry is easily one of the most recognizable symbols of France.
There are many excellent artisan bakeries which offer really good croissants in Singapore. It’s really nice that we don’t have to simply dream about heading to Paris for some really good pastries and croissants when there are such amazing options available in Singapore.
Now, make some time to try out these places. We hope you find your new favourites!
Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery is an institution which has been dishing out Singapore-style old-school breads—or better recognised as buns—for decades.
While everyone has their favourites (and there are only a handful of surviving traditional bakeries in Singapore), we grew up with Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery at Serangoon Garden Market and it is our go-to place whenever we want to satisfy our craving for old-school buns.
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From the legendary Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, to the iconic Heap Seng Leong and Tong Ah Eating House, and the under-the-radar Toast Hut and Sin Hoe Huat Cafe, here are 16 Kaya Toasts places in Singapore where you can get the best traditional Singapore-style breakfast of Kaya Toasts and local Kopi.
Singapore has opened up our borders (selectively) and we are seeing some hopes of travel with the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) that are slowly rolling out. Among the VTLs, South Korea is one of them and we jumped at the chance of traveling almost immediately when the news was released.
Tickets booked, luggage packed, PCR tests taken. We were ready for our first vacation after two long years. We had waited so long for this surreal moment! Traveling in pandemic times meant many more procedures and restrictions, and the new norm may be daunting, but hey, we aren’t complaining! At least we get to travel!
This new norm is probably here to stay for a while, and if you are still unsure of what to expect for your next flight out via the Singapore – South Korea Vaccinated Travel Lanes, here’s what we can share from our recent experience when we flew SIN>ICN, and then ICN>SIN.
With all the required tests and documents to prepare, The Singapore – South Korea is perhaps the most complicated VTL route. Here’s our Singapore & South Korea VTL Guide which includes useful tips and important things that you must take note of before, during and after your trip.
The charming Lavender and Jalan Besar neighbourhoods are filled with plenty of cafes, coffee shops and dessert places.
From the OG coffee shop, Chye Seng Huat Hardware to newly-opened spots including La Levain and Habitat Coffee, here are 15 cafes in Lavender and Jalan Besar to check out next.
Mention Serangoon Gardens and most people will think of the famous Chomp Chomp Food Centre. However, there is really more to the food scene at Serangoon Gardens than just the famous hawker stalls.
Here is our Serangoon Gardens Food Guide featuring restaurants, cafes, and eateries you have to visit when you are at Serangoon Gardens. P.S. We are working on a separate guide to the hawker stalls at Serangoon Garden and we will be sharing that soon. READ ON